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as usual; but when I accompanied her upstairs
to her apartment, she spoke as a person quite lost
to the world. She said her husband's death had
prevented her from feeling public calamities or her
own danger, and that his loss, with the murder
and misfortunes of so many friends, had made her
quite tired of her existence. She talked very affec-
tionately of you. Ourica has grown tall, and except
that her features are enlarged, nearly as she was.
Madame de Beauveau has since learnt that the
very day Robespierre fell had been fixed for her
execution, that of her brother the Duke de Rohan,
and of Madame de Poix. After being separated
for eight months, they would have met in the
I have just heard that the people of Loretto
having made a show of resistance, Bonaparte had
given up the city to be plundered for twenty-
The report is that Peregrinus Apostolicus has
gone to Malta.1
I do not know what the Abb6 de Londres has
to live upon, unless it be air, for he lodges in a
seventh story in the Quai des Orfevres.
I have been dining at Perregaux's with St.
i Pius VI., so designated by an ancient prophecy.